"Are we in the middle of Cold War 2? - YouTube" Are You Kidding?

Video description (my commentary is below the video):

03081501The events of the past year have reduced Russia–US relations to one of the lowest levels in history. And with geopolitical tensions running high, some have argued that the two sides have entered a new Cold War. How can escalations be avoided, and is there a way out of the vicious cycle of this relationship? Oksana is joined by Robert Legvold, professor emeritus of Post-Soviet Studies at Columbia University, to expand on these issues.

Very quickly:

The US didn't lift a finger to help when the Soviet Union collapsed and so did the Russian economy. Rather than help, the US sent in a Chicago team advising Russia to grit its teeth through austerity while the Commanding Heights were sold off at pennies on the dollar (rubles).

When Clinton got in, he acted as if Reagan's assurances about no NATO expansion didn't even matter.

The Russian oligarchs, nearly all of them Zionists/neocons, had a field day until Putin put a stop to it.

The US was spying in Russia in a very major way and was caught at it.

Bush-43 came along and gave Russia the Georgia conflict.

It wasn't a bit surprising that Putin and Russia tightened up even more. The US turned around and blamed the Russian leadership for being too autocratic when that leadership had been pretty much driven into it by US policy and actions.

I don't buy it for a minute that there isn't an entire level in the US that always has been anti-Russia. I strongly believe that the Zionists are at the core of that but that they have plenty of Military Industrial Complex entities right at their elbows.

There's a great deal of money in weapons in the US. A hot war in Europe and on Russian territory would be very lucrative for them. They know there still exists MAD as a deterrent to global thermonuclear exchange. They think they can make conventional war, possibly use next generation ABM technology (which is another treaty breach by the US), and make perhaps trillions of dollars in the process.

Once Russia is sufficiently weakened and splintered and under new leadership (inept and under puppet strings, China will be next and easier to knock off with Russia down.

It's the neocons'/Zionists' global strategy and has been for decades.

The Zionists still dwell on the Russian Pogroms. It's payback. The Zionists hate the resurgence of Orthodox Christianity in Russia. They hate it that Russia isn't going the American way, led by the Zionist media and entertainment industries in the US, into cultural "liberalism."

Tie Iran and Russia to Syria versus Israel and the Saudis. Look at the Saudis and oil prices and why, even though it has hurt the US fracking boom. Look at the US constantly turning a blind eye to Zionist war crimes and occupational crimes. Look at what the Zionists are doing right now to the Palestinian Authority by not giving the PA its tax money. Look at what the Zionists are doing to the Bedouins, destroying their houses and stealing their land right out from under them. What's new? American exceptionalism? Exceptionally hypocritical.

Come on Oksana, you can do much better. Cover the whole field. Do two-hour interviews if needs be.


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